Today, I watched Chak De! India, the movie, thanks to the efforts of the Cornell India Association. In brief, this is the story of the captain of the Indian hockey team who is forced to give up the game due to certain baseless allegations, but returns seven years later to coach the women’s national hockey team and lead them to victory in the World Cup.
My opinion about the movie: definitely worth watching. The script and direction combine a passion for the game with light touches of comedy and drama to conjure up a couple of hours of sheer excitement. There are also elements pointing to the personal lives of some of the characters, adding a measure of reality to the story.